Heading off onto the great open road? From fridges and air conditioners to generators and batteries, here's our top pick of the caravan and RV appliances you'll need.
When it comes to 2-way compressor fridges, the Dometic NRX115 Fridge & Freezer delivers the goods. If you're familiar with the previous Dometic Waeco CR-1110 model or Dometic CRX range, the NRXs are the latest replacements for these model. They have improved temperature control, reduced noise and enhanced energy efficiency, and come in 5 different sizes (50C, 60C, 80C, 115C and 130C).
Why we love it: The Dometic NRX115 fridge freezer has unfailing operation even in tilted positions and high ambient temperatures, making it a reliable caravan and RV appliance. The freezer compartment can be easily removed to make room for more fridge storage. We especially love the updated version of this model because it includes three operating modes: Eco for maximum energy efficiency, Performance mode for a quick cool-down, Quiet for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Drawer fridges are an increasingly popular choice for RVs, and there are lots on the market. At only 325mm high, the Evakool 40 Litre is ideal for the back of the 4WD. The innovative drawer system also eliminates the need for a fridge slide - simply store all of your goodies in the drawer and slide it out when you need.
Why we love it: The Evakool drawer fridge stands out for its flexibility to run as either a fridge or a freezer. Many other RV drawer units are able to run as a fridge only.
If you're looking for a fridge freezer for your camper trailer, the Dometic Waeco CFX-95 Dual Zone is a popular choice. The reason it's one of our best-selling caravan and RV appliances is simple: it has two compartments that can each operate independently, in any combination, as fridges or freezers. And that's not all - it can also achieve -18°C in up to 32°C ambient temperature. That's about as good as it gets! There's also a 75L model available.
Why we love it: The Dometic Waeco CFX-95 Dual Zone has two compartments that can each operate independently in any combination as fridges or freezers! Plus the fridge comes with an app that allows you to control the compartment temperatures from your smartphone or tablet.
If you want to stay cool on your road trip, an air conditioner is a must-have in regards to caravan and RV appliances. But the new Dometic Harrier Inverter Rooftop Air Conditioner is not just any air conditioner; it raises the bar in efficiency and power. With the first use of an inverter compressor in an RV application, this model helps eliminate start-up current issues when running from generators or when current supply is restricted. It also features a variable speed compressor that is super quiet, even when running at max speed. And its powerful 3.1 kW cooling capacity makes it the most powerful in its class.
Why we love it: The new Dometic Harrier Plus Rooftop Air Conditioner also features remote controlled oscillating vents, cold plasma air purification and a sleep mode function to reduce noise and vibration levels while you're sleeping. Mostly, this unit has the lowest startup power requirement on the market making it very popular if you intend to run your caravan from a generator.
Tight kitchenettes are a common feature of most caravans (especially older vans), and that's where the Dometic 3 Way Fridge & Freezer 90L comes in. This classic model is the smallest absorption 3-way fridge we stock at My Generator and an extremely popular choice for caravan and RV appliances. The fridge is gas operated with manual ignition thermostatic control for 240 volts and gas.
Why we love it: The reversible door and slim size makes it easy to fit the fridge into new or old caravans. The RM2350 dimensions make it the most sought after fridge to fit in all types of recreational vehicles. These absorption Dometic fridges are very efficient on gas; you can run a fridge for over two weeks on a 9kg gas bottle!
The ePOWER B-TEC is designed for use in deep cycle applications where a single battery is required to meet the amp hour capacity. This sophist acted light weight battery can be fully monitored from the convenience your smart phone. Why is it a top-selling caravan and RV appliance? Because Enerdrive ePOWER provides 60% more usable power than its equivalent lead acid cousin and is nearly 50% lighter and 30% smaller. Enerdrive also offer this model in two other capacities: 100 Ah and 125 Ah.
Why we love it: Enerdrive ePOWER B-TEC comes with an internal LiFePO4 Battery Management System to protect the battery pack from over charge, over discharge, over temperature and short circuit. Genius!
There's a lot to love about the Evakool Fibreglass 60 Litre Fridge Freezer. It combines Evakool's renowned fully insulated fibreglass cabinet with the world leading Evakool EDC 25 Compressor. Plus, it comes with a generous 5-year warranty. But perhaps what makes it a top-selling caravan and RV appliance is the fact that the Evakool Fridge Freezer can function as a fridge, as a freezer or as a fridge-freezer combination the choice is yours.
Need a different size? No problem - Evakool offers the fibreglass model in 40L, 45L with dairy section, 47L, 65L with dairy section, 82L, 85L, 85L with dairy section, 110L and a massive 150L. All models are also offered in a marinised version, which have anti-corrosive treatment applied to the internal components in order to protect your investment in marine environments.
Why we love it: The unique design of the Evakool Fridge Freezer gives you the flexibility to adjust the capacity of both the fridge and freezer compartments. The fibreglass material means that this fridge performs exceptionally in even the hottest of temperatures. Evakool are the leaders in fibreglass portable fridges.
The Cromtech 2400W Inverter Generator is a super quiet, compact petrol unit ideal for camping and caravanning. Being an inverter generator, it produces ultra clean power suitable to run your sensitive electronic equipment such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, camera equipment, etc. The generator has super quiet operation, with an eco mode to adjust output as the load requires (lowering noise too). Other highlights include the low oil alarm, overload alarm and easy maintenance with quick convenient access ports.
Why we love it: The unit comes with 2 x 15 amp outlets, USB charging outlets and 12 volts DC charging. As an added bonus, you get a free dust cover to protect your unit in storage. But most of all, this is a quality budget priced generator, that comes backed by a national wide service agent and spare parts support... this is something you do not get with most other budget brands.
If you have questions about any of our top-selling caravan and RV appliances, get in touch! Our team is ready to help.
DISCLAIMER* Please note, this advice is general in nature and we strongly recommend consulting the product manual and where relevant, a professional installer.